I remember smell of the plastic apron-like costumes, & the sound they made when you walked. I was in my early teens in 1987 & slowly moving out of that side of the costumed ritual. I remember the armies of children that would knock on the door & the magical feeling of being able to hand out #candy. I remember being affected for the 1st time by seeing black children in white masks, as opposed to wearing one. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Joker, Luke Skywalker, He-Man, Strawberry Shortcake, Spiderman and all of his amazing friends. I had been one of those children.
I had been making my own comic books for at least 3 years at this point but it wasn’t until this Halloween on the other side of the door, that I felt that what I was doing might be important.
This was also the year superheroes became tragic figures to me. Superman’s given name on Krypton was Kalel. Clark Kent was his government name. Only as #Superman was he in any way valuable to society – otherwise they barely saw him. He didn’t want to be worshiped he wanted to be accepted so much so he hid himself from the world in plain sight. He became invisible. Kalel wore a mask.
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